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www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org -google Colocasia & you'll find the Hebrew spelling and a reference to Ma'as 5:8 which might be an abbrevation of the first Book of the Torah 'Ma'aseh B'reshit' (Genesis). I also found a few Jewish reference to "Egyptian Bean" & Elephant Ear. Western/English language translations often contain mistakes in regard to the translation of plant names. A Bible scholar, even a rabbi, will be able to help you, if he knows the Torah reference (Ma'as 5:8) and the word in the Hebrew letters. This also as the spelling in the Torah is unchanged for 2,500 years.
So here's the Hebrew Letters for Kulkas.
1. Qoph (Kuf or Kof) Number 19 (of the Hebrew alphabet)
2. Resh Number 20
3. Qoph Number 19
4 Samech Number 15
If by any chance I run into a rabbi, I'll ask him to explain/contextualize the reference and let you know...